‘Sex’, that three letter word could cause some to frown, some become very shy and others just laugh over it…

Sex education is very important, it involves teaching your child on things relative to the sexual reproductive system and sexual intercourse itself…

The African society frowns at open discussion on sex which could be very harmful to adolescents…

You need to tell your child what he or she knows or they’ll learn it from somewhere which could lead them into addictive behaviors…

Full fledged sex education should begin at ten years for both sexes, below this age, you can tell them about the changes that would occur soon in their body, but once they reach ten, you should be able to sit them down and talk about sex….

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Here are some tips for effective sex education:

  1. EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN FROM AN EARLY AGE

Once your child is able to make intelligible speech and understand some things, you can start telling him or her some things about his body part sand what it is called…tell him or her to guard their body safely, so no adult or other kids would play with them and they should do well to report if such incidence should occur.

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2. BE OPEN 

As the kids mature, they get very curious and would be ready to bombard you with questions, be open and be truthful…do not be shy of your own kids…

Tell them what sex means, the  purpose of sex and the consequences of pre-marital and casual sex.

While you’re at it, maintain eye contact with your kids, this would help them to be more comfortable around you and trust you more…

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3. BE REALISTIC 

Don’t keep saying things like… ‘don’t ever have sex outside of marriage’ and other threats like that…

Always tell your kids about the ‘ABC’ of sex…

A-ABSTINENCE

B-BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR PARTNER

C- CONDOMS

Lay emphasis on abstinence, this last tip is for teenagers that are above sixteen, you don’t want your growing child to get any funny ideas….

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